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Jun 20, 2011, 01:43 AM
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Mark, I'm glad to help bring back good memories. I'm just sorry I don't have more Ken Willard and Bill Winter designs to upload. These guys were specialists in the production of what for the time were miniature planes. A single chnnel Rudder Only flight pack back then could run far heavier than some of today's 4+ Channel outfits. Heck, my first serious proportional radio, a Controlaire 5 channel proportional, was a compact (for the time) radio with a 4 channel flight pack, all metal cased parts, weighed in at 28+ ounces. Ground range for a range check seemed to be line-of-sight!

Well, I' signing off for tonight. Will try to upload the remaining 18 designs in my OT and Nostalgia folder tomorrow. Then, only 79 more in the RC category.

Oh, how many plans do I have in my collection? Probably a total on computer of twice as many I've uploaded. Plus about as many paper plans

Sometime I wonder what happened to plans that were issued by companiea like Hobby Helpers, Model Plan Servie,and Timely plans. I seem to remember Timely or MPS had a fire or something that destroyed their facilities and/or masters for producing the plans. MAN regretably has dropped most of their CL and FF plans, and many older RC plans.

MAybe some of the original magazines could use this site to restore some of their older designs?
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Jun 20, 2011, 04:04 AM
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Some more thoughts on Line Art scanning. What we are preserving when we scan are technical drawings, not some artiste's rendition of a landscape or portrait. True, some of the drawings have shading and/or a colored background but most model drawings do not, and therefor do not require a grayscale nor color scan when you have a line art setting available on your scanner. The software (SV ScanRaster & Scan2Cad) I have are designed for technical drawings and as such, they prefer Line Art monochrome (bit) scans.
Hopefully, when you have a Line Art setting available, you will also be able to adjust your threshold when you do a scan. The threshold setting can be played with to remove most of the speckles but still preserve good lines. Most of the time, I can just use the default setting.

Gene
Jun 20, 2011, 06:20 AM
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Can anyone help with the plans of the Kiel Kraft rubber scale Focke Wulf 190 please.
I almost forgot, does anyone have a PDF of the Vic Smeed Pander EG100 . It was a FF Scale model of 36 span.
Many thanks
John
If no-one has them here, you can get plans (or could) for the old KK/Skyleada kits from Replikits and the other suspects. A plan for the Pander is available from My Hobby Stores (ex The X-List) at a price of (sit down before you read this) 20.50.
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Jun 20, 2011, 06:35 AM
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If no-one has them here, you can get plans (or could) for the old KK/Skyleada kits from Replikits and the other suspects. A plan for the Pander is available from My Hobby Stores (ex The X-List) at a price of (sit down before you read this) 20.50.
Another John
Replikit ceased trading a couple of months' ago.

Bert
Jun 20, 2011, 06:49 AM
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Help on Comet Clipper Mk.I WING RIBS, please???


Dear Fellow Old-Timer Fans at RCGroups:

The PIPE Here again - I've been looking long and hard at that beautiful set of plans for the Comet Clipper Mk.I (the plain dihedral version) and about the ONLY thing missing from that nicely restored set of plans is...

...where the heck are the WING RIB drawings for that graceful elliptical planform wing, anyway ???

Possibly because the drawings downloadable from this thread might have been originally a version of what could have come in a long-ago kitted version of the Clipper Mk.I, a set of wing rib drawings simply isn't on there - should I wish to build an original sized, six foot wingspan version of the Clipper Mk.I for "brushless & A123s" style RC Assist FF electric power someday, having the WING RIB DRAWINGS for the Carl Goldberg Comet Clipper Mk.I certainly WOULD be helpful...!!

Hope to get a little help from someone on that, please, when their time permits...thanks in advance!!

Yours Sincerely,

The PIPE....!!
Jun 20, 2011, 08:49 AM
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Replikit ceased trading a couple of months' ago.
They put it for sale. If somebody buys it, it might reappear.
Jun 20, 2011, 09:02 AM
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Mark Winstanley,

This is a dream-come-true thread isn't it!! So many great plans!!!

Ken Willard was one of my favorite designers. I currently have 3 of his designs, a Top Dawg, a Sunday Sportster and a slightly enlarged Schoolboy. (all electric) I've been flying the Schoolboy almost daily. I enjoy watching it fly slowly, smoothly and gracefully around the park. I punctuate it's calm circuits with the occasional split-S or Immelman. I'm enjoying sharpening my RET aerobatic skills.

I would recommend the Schoolboy as a first Ken Willard design. I like it so much I'm going to build another in it's original size with "clipped" wings as shown on the plans.

T.B.
Jun 20, 2011, 09:09 AM
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50+, the MultiBug plan scan didn't behave correctly. Its kind of squashed...
Jun 20, 2011, 09:40 AM
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Thanks for the plug Swankee. The site is coming along nicely now, with 1225 plans listed so far - although there will be a few duplicates in there, despite weeding them out. Yes please, if anyone can give us useful feedback on the site and how well it works (or doesn't) that would be very much appreciated. My particular interest is how easy or not we can make it for planhunters to find the kind of plans they want, amongst many hundreds they don't. The filtering of the data. Am trying using new views like the TagMatrix now. Any feedback on that particularly would be great. Also of course, any corrections to mistakes we have in the data. And volunteers. We always need volunteers.
SteveWMD.
Steve, I want to say that I have just visited your website and I want to complement you on a VERY well thought out layout. The thumbnails are a great way of browsing through the listing (names don't always mean much and there are so many of them) and holding your cursor over the thumbnail gives you a name. Clicking on the thumbnail brings up a page with a larger view of the plan (which should be a little bit larger) and a lengthy description. A quick click of the "back button" in your browser quickly takes you back to the thumbnails again. It all works logically, quickly and efficiently and is well laid out.

WELL DONE! Its the best I have seen so far.

Planeman
Jun 20, 2011, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by T.B.
Mark Winstanley,

This is a dream-come-true thread isn't it!! So many great plans!!!

Ken Willard was one of my favorite designers. I currently have 3 of his designs, a Top Dawg, a Sunday Sportster and a slightly enlarged Schoolboy. (all electric) I've been flying the Schoolboy almost daily. I enjoy watching it fly slowly, smoothly and gracefully around the park. I punctuate it's calm circuits with the occasional split-S or Immelman. I'm enjoying sharpening my RET aerobatic skills.

I would recommend the Schoolboy as a first Ken Willard design. I like it so much I'm going to build another in it's original size with "clipped" wings as shown on the plans.

T.B.
Nice pic of the 3 models TB.....hopefully soon the Sunday Sportster plan to surface

Regards

Bridon
Jun 20, 2011, 09:53 AM
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RC Chopper and other interested parties. Found a very interesting article on scanning line art in Photshop.
http://graphicdesign.spokanefalls.ed...t/line_art.htm

after reading this perhaps RC will change his mind about not scanning in greyscale
Assuming that I am "RC" (Rufus Carswell), I don't recall that I ever said anything about not scanning in grayscale. I ALWAYS scan in grayscale and go through the Photoshop procedures as outlined in that article.

That is a very good article by the way. All of us plan "restorers" should read it.

Planeman (RC)
Jun 20, 2011, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by planeman
Steve, I want to say that I have just visited your website and I want to complement you on a VERY well thought out layout. The thumbnails are a great way of browsing through the listing (names don't always mean much and there are so many of them) and holding your cursor over the thumbnail gives you a name. Clicking on the thumbnail brings up a page with a larger view of the plan (which should be a little bit larger) and a lengthy description. A quick click of the "back button" in your browser quickly takes you back to the thumbnails again. It all works logically, quickly and efficiently and is well laid out.

WELL DONE! Its the best I have seen so far.

Planeman
I've just had my first look at the Outerzone website and I can only second what Planeman said, in spades. Excellent job Steve, nice layout, easy and logical to use and a wonderful resource. Very well done. I showed it to my lady wife, who is used to seeing me browsing through stacks of ancient model magazines and she too was mightily impressed, in fact she said; "Does this mean we can throw all those old musty magazines away now?" Well, no dear, not exactly......!!!
Jun 20, 2011, 10:11 AM
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Good morning Planeman
Jun 20, 2011, 10:15 AM
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Hey there! I can find the plan for the "schoolgirl" - a biplane, but not the schoolboy. Is it posted here? If so - just let me know and I'll look again
Jun 20, 2011, 10:19 AM
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Hi Owl. As per my post of a few minutes ago - easy way, go to http://www.outerzone.co.uk/ and search for Schoolboy. So easy!


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